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What's causing the antibiotic development stagnation?

Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are appearing in headlines more often as time goes by, along with the escalating need for new antibiotics to treat these bacteria. Yet only two new antibiotic treatments have been approved and released onto the market since 2008. There are...

source: By Lauren Swan
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After an Ebola scare at an urgent care clinic in Texas, the general public is concerned if these clinics and health centers are prepared to deal with the deadly virus. UCAOA Board Member and Clinical Advisor, Dr. William Gluckman was one of the industry leaders speaking...

source: Modern Healthcare

The death of 21-month-old Madeline Reid from Michigan became the second confirmed fatality directly associated with enterovirus D68, health officials said Saturday. The CDC said close to 700 people, mostly children, in 46 states and Washington, D.C., have been infected with...

source: The Washington Post

While still in development, Facebook makes plans to make a greater impact in the healthcare industry. The social media conglomerate believes that healthcare related offerings could help increase user engagement with the social networking site. The company wants to give users...

source: Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

The cost of caring for Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan may reach $500,000. According to reports from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Mr. Duncan's costs drove up due to kidney dialysis and an investigational antiviral drug called brincidofovir. The cost of...

source: Becker's Hospital CFO

Doctors and medical staff at urgent care facilities are bracing for an increase in patient visits and increased caution as flu season approaches and the Ebola virus and enterovirus D68 continue to be public health concerns. UCAOA Board Member Dr. John Kulin provides his...

source: The Press

Doctors Express in Danbury, Conn. handed out drive-thru flu shots for its patients. Tents were set up in a local park to give patients ease and convenience of care. The flu shots were free for Medicare and Medicaid insurance card holders...

source: Bethel's Hamlethub


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